Sorry I have been MIA for that past couple of weeks. Life sometimes just gets in the way. On top of everything I got sick last week, I had a fever for three days! YUCK! I think it was my body’s way of telling me, “Hey Lady! You need break!” So last week was an extremely unusual week for me. I was at the studio one time, ONE TIME! For those of you who know me, the studio tends to be like my second home as I am there almost every day! I was so sick I even had to miss my pole class, cue tons of tears. I know that you all know that feeling.
I am excited to share with you some of the big things that have been happening in my pole journey! I have been a student at Aerial Dance for the past three years. I can’t believe that it has been that long already. In the past couple weeks I have been working really hard on having my Jordan cleared. To my amazement I FINALLY DID IT!!!!!! I still can’t believe that I was able to accomplish this move, but it just goes to show that passion and persistence payoff!
It has been quite a journey for me to figure out the correct momentum to be able to repel away from the pole. Now that I know I am secure in my Jordan I have been having so much fun with learning new combos in and out of Jordan. If there is a move that you are struggling with don’t give up hope. It will come in time. All good things come to those who practice and persevere 🙂 I would say to those who wait, but in our sport waiting doesn’t get you anywhere. You have to work at your goals, no matter how large or small they are.
After three years and many, many failed attempts I was never able to do a superman. I could never get the correct hip rotation, thread my leg through, or I’d just plain fall off the pole altogether….. I have finally found a combo transition that will work for me to get into a SUPERMAN!!!!! This move may not seem tricky to some,but for me it has been one of the biggest obstacles I have faced since the start of my pole journey.
The other week in class we were working on Justina (which is now one of my favorite spins) Instructor Leah informed us that if we were comfortable in our Justina you could easily drop your leg and you hips would fall into place for Superman. Well Instructor Leah is a pole goddess, and she makes everything look effortless and beautiful. So naturally, I felt that I was not going to be able to make the transition because Superman has been a nemesis of mine. My transitions were a little choppy as Justina was still a fairly new spin and I was not familiar with the transition, but I DID IT! BAM! I CAN FLY!
It is such an amazing feeling when you are finally overcome one of your struggles. To many it may sound as if I am trying to build up my own ego, but I don’t care. I am so proud of myself and how far I have come on this journey, not only have I become physically stronger, but mentally/emotionally as well. Pole has help me pick up the pieces after a terrible break up last fall. The support and love from everyone at studio is enough to make a person’s heart burst with joy! Every time I set foot into the studio, I am reminded that you don’t have to be on this crazy ride of life all one your own. We are surrounded by a group of amazing women who care!
What I want for you this week is to remember to keep trying! You may not have conquered your struggles yet or reached all of your goals. But, some day you’ll look back and smile.
Have an amazing week! I look forward to seeing you at the studio soon!